John H. Dunning Prize Recipients
The John H. Dunning Prize was created in 1927 by a bequest from Miss Mathilda M. Dunning, stipulating that a prize in American history be established in the name of her father. This biennial prize was first awarded in 1929, and has been awarded in odd-numbered years since 1991.
The prize is offered for the best book on any subject pertaining to the history of the United States.
2013 Dunning Prize
Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas (Univ. of Chicago Press)
American Nietzsche is an original, compelling, and revelatory contribution to intellectual history that provides a model for scholars struggling to explain the reception and significance of important thinkers, particularly European ones. Vividly written and deeply researched, American Nietzsche reshapes our understanding of early 20th-century thought and feeling in the US by showing the many and varied ways in which Nietzsche’s work mattered to so many different kinds of people for so many different reasons over such a long period of time.